The care our nurses provide is priceless. But of course that care, whilst free for our families, does come at a cost. This year Julia’s House is launching its
Fund a Nurse campaign with the ambitious target of raising enough money to pay for 12 nurses. You can help us fund a nurse by taking part in one of our events or simply donate online.
Our Patron Martin Clunes is backing the campaign. He said:
Julia’s House nurses are amazing. I have witnessed first-hand the difference they make to families struggling to cope. In the hospice and out in the community, they are the trusted extra pair of skilled hands that not only provide parents with respite, but with the confidence to enjoy that time out knowing their precious child is getting the very best care. They are also friendly and fun – a lovely bunch! Fund a Nurse is a great way for the public to get behind the people that make Julia’s House so special.
"I always thought I had a pretty good understanding of what these parents are going through until I had my own child. They are just so brave it can be heartbreaking to witness."
"It's working with the whole family that makes this such a rewarding job. We are medical professionals, but we are also a friendly face, part of that family's life."
Julia Perks was a very inspirational and determined lady. Little did I realise years later I would be working for the charity she inspired."
"The joy of being a Julia's House nurse is that we can be a postive influence by bringing comfort and some feeling of control back for those mums and dads."
"By taking groups of children out with nurses and carers they can still get all the same expert care but feel part of the outside world."
"You really come away knowing you are helping to transform lives, that you are really making a difference to a family - and that's a wonderful feeling."
"Where else would you get the chance to organise a massive wheelchair water fight as part of your working day?"
"Julia's House isn't just about giving parents a break, it's about giving families back the balance and sense of normality they feel they have lost."
"We want parents to know all is not lost. With the right support they can still have a good family life. And that's what is at the heart of Julia's House."